Happy New Year from the Joomla! Leadership Teams! We are pleased to be ringing in the new year with the 2.5 Beta 1 release, heralding the arrival of 2.5.0 later this month. Here's hoping that a few noteworthy news items from December will bring good cheer and get 2012 off to a great start...
Beta Get on Board!December brought the release of Joomla! 2.5 Beta 1, to allow testing of the upgrade from 1.7 to 2.5.0 (due out in January). Read all about it and get the download. Remember: a beta version is not ready for prime time production sites, but you can test to your heart's content. Thanks to everyone who worked to make this release possible! It's an important step to the 2.5.0 release coming next month.
More Powerful Than a LocomotiveIn a detailed article with lots of screenshots, Andy Tarr of the PLT gives a thorough rundown of the new features we can expect with 2.5 in New Features in Joomla! 2.5. Check out the new search function, custom text filters and my favorite, CAPTCHA in the core. Joomla 2.5 will do all that? I can't wait!
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?The long-awaited Joomla World Conference has been announced. Hosted by eBay in San Jose, it will take place from November 16 - 18, 2012. Save the dates now, and stay tuned for information on speakers and sessions as the planning moves forward. You won't want to miss this joomla-tastic event!
Happy New Year everyone!